June 22, 2015
Our goal as a school faculty this summer is to discover, practice, and share our own pursuit of leisure as we seek to observe and contemplate the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Please stay tuned to the school blog throughout the summer to read reflections from various faculty members about their efforts and thoughts on the topic. We begin with Miss German’s reflection on Music and Leisure....Read More
June 5, 2015
On this last day of the 2014-2015 school year, our students were asked to look back on the many wonderful memories made during this past year. We asked our Lower School students to think back about the year and tell us some of their favorite memories. As you head into summer break, we hope you enjoy this little look back and remembering with us some of the things that they most enjoyed! ...Read More
June 3, 2015
The school year is coming to a close, and tonight we will honor our graduating 8th grade students during our Graduation Vespers Service. As we count down to the end of the year, our teachers and students share some of their reflections from the year: favorite memories, how they've grown, and what they are grateful for. Today, our 7th and 8th graders share their look back at the year. You can find reflections from our 4th, 5th & 6th graders in our previous posts....Read More
June 2, 2015
Our 2014-2015 school year is quickly coming to an end, but our teachers and students took a moment to share some of their reflections from the year. We hope you'll enjoy reading about their favorite memories, how they've grown, and what they are grateful for. Today, we hear from our 5th and 6th graders. You can read more from our 4th graders on yesterday's blog.
March 31, 2015
There are many projects underway in the third quarter, and many things with which to be fascinated. Our Upper School faculty recently asked students what is captivating them this week. Enjoy their responses!...Read More
March 27, 2015
We are truly grateful for the generous support of so many parents, grandparents, alumni, the Immanuel congregation, and other friends of ILS! Your support directly benefits our students, teachers and school in many meaningful ways that can be seen in our classrooms and all across our campus....Read More
March 9, 2015
ILS music teacher Miss German shares her thoughts about teaching music at a classical Lutheran school in this week's Curriculum Corner....Read More
February 3, 2015
Last week, Immanuel Lutheran School students and faculty celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week. The national theme was Standing in Christ, Serving Others: Mercy Forever. Throughout the week, students and teachers discussed the theme of service towards others, and participated in a variety of special activities. Annual favorites included Drop Everything and Read Day, as well as Teacher Swap Day. Students had the chance to dress as an individual who serves our community, and hear from others who serve our community as police officers, nurses and military medical professionals. We hope you enjoy this look back at our week-long celebration!...Read More
January 9, 2015
What do students make of the learning process? It was fascinating to ask the Upper School students to reflect on their own education. Read today's blog post for some of their thoughts on what they are learning.
January 8, 2015
Interested in an excellent academic environment that nurtures your child’s mind, heart, and body?
Immanuel Lutheran School is a classical, Christian Academy serving students in grades Jr. K through 8 in Alexandria, Virginia. If you are interested in seeing for yourself what Immanuel has to offer, we would love for you to attend one of our open houses. Our next open house is scheduled for Thursday, January 15 starting at 9:00am at our campus on Russell Road.
We are also holding a special Middle School Open House on Friday, January 23rd at 9am. This program will be geared for families looking at fourth through eighth grades and will offer an opportunity to meet current students, as well as recent ILS graduates and their parents.
January 8, 2015
This week Miss German answers our "Six Questions." Miss German serves as the music teacher for all grades as well as the Director of Parish Music for Immanuel Lutheran Church. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in German and Church Music from Valparaiso University, and is currently working on the completion of her Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Biblical Languages from Concordia Theological Seminary. She enjoys sharing her love of music and passion for the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran church with her students and the entire Immanuel community....Read More
December 18, 2014
Interested in an excellent academic environment that nurtures
your child’s mind, heart, and body? We invite you to attend a Middle School Open House Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 9:00am. Join us to learn more about the 4th through 8th grades at Immanuel, a preparatory academy cultivating the minds, hearts, and bodies of students through classical education and Lutheran catechesis. Our program will include a welcome from our headmaster and Upper School Lead Teacher, presentations from current students, as well as thoughts and reflections from recent ILS Alumni and parents.
December 10, 2014
We are now in the season of Advent, and we invited our teachers to share how their classes are celebrating the season. The Latin meaning "coming into" turns our attention to the three-fold coming: Jesus' incarnation - coming into the world as a baby in Bethlehem; His coming at the end - to judge the living and the dead; and His present coming - in Word and sacrament for the forgiveness of our sins.
At Immanuel, we will wait while the world begins Christmas celebrations. Instead we will pray, repent, and sing....Read More
December 4, 2014
On December 2nd, for the third year in a row, ILS Upper School students took a field trip into the city to hear the Noontime Cantata Concert Series performed by the Washington Bach Cantata at the Church of the Epiphany. The featured Cantata was Sehet, welch eine Liebe, and featured Gi Young Kim on the organ playing Bach's Prelude and Fuge in E Minor, BWV 548....Read More
November 19, 2014
By Miss Emily German, ILS Music Teacher
Our Hymn of the Year, "I Bind unto Myself Today," sets the tone for our 70th academic year with strong and vivid imagery of the temporal and eternal blessings we receive when we "bind" this name, the name of the triune God, i.e. the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to everything we do as believers.
Students across the grades have worked diligently in learning and memorizing the Hymn of the Year (also known with much endearment by some of the youngest as "that binding song," recognized whenever we cross our arms for the first motion!). That we may daily sing about our identity with the name of the Triune God is indeed a blessing and gift that we will gladly celebrate throughout the year....Read More
October 21, 2014
By Mrs. Whitney Work, ILS Director of Advancement:
Immanuel's youngest students recently took a "field trip" to learn more about the "King of the Instruments," the pipe organ.